Gibbous ♐ Sagittarius
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 57% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 13 August 2070 at 19:40 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1772" and ∠1895".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2070 after 7 days on 21 August 2070 at 19:54.
There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.
The Moon is 8 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 873 of Meeus index or 1826 from Brown series.
Length of current 873 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 37 minutes. It is 2 hours and 56 minutes shorter than next lunation 874 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 7 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 2 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠40.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠66.1°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
10 days after point of perigee on 3 August 2070 at 20:19 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 15 August 2070 at 17:17 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 404 516 km (251 355 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 491 km (251 339 mi).
3 days after its ascending node on 11 August 2070 at 02:20 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 25 August 2070 at 10:33 in ♈ Aries.
3 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
11 days after previous North standstill on 3 August 2070 at 00:42 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.683°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.601° in the next southern standstill on 16 August 2070 at 16:29 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 7 days on 21 August 2070 at 19:54 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.